Jerry Courvoisier’s Turner Ranch Photography Workshops in Southern New Mexico.
Spring 2017 Workshop Dates

March 21- 24 and 28- 31 April 18 – 21 and 25- 28 May 9-12 and 16 – 19

Spend an extraordinary 4 days and 3 nights engaged in photographing some of the most unique, diverse, pristine and scenic locations in the American Southwest. Explore Ted Turner’s Ladder and Armendaris Ranches near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico with photographer and educator Jerry Courvoisier.

These combined properties are situated on more than a half a million acres of sprawling semi-desert grasslands and mountainous terrain. Immerse yourself in one of the world’s last unspoiled refuges, offering outstanding natural beauty, renowned mountain views, and rare and diverse plant and wildlife.

In addition to the photographic opportunities, learn about the historical, geographical and the natural history significant to each location. Learn about Ted Turner’s vision and stewardship of the land with the assistance of a Ted Turner Expedition
(TTX) Guide.

Whatever your preference is for capturing images, iPhone, digital SLRs, or point and shoot cameras, we will explore camera techniques for the aesthetic as well as the technical application in the field. We will meet mid afternoon for reviews and group discussions on a variety of digital image processing techniques such as: cataloging, image development and

enhancement processing, high dynamic range capture, stitching and processing panoramic images and converting color images to toned black and white. Printers will be on site to print your work for display.

Experience your own private national park and enjoy what is akin to a safari on American soil. Join us for an experience that will expand your visual creativity and develop your sense of place on this eco-conscious journey.

Jerry Courvoisier’s Turner Ranch Photography workshops are truly unique experiences. Jerry works collaboratively with the TTX experts to create an extraordinary and exclusive experience immersing each participant in stunning locations, with elegant accommodations at the historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa along with meals at “The Restaurant” by renowned chef Tatsu Miyazaki.

The workshop package includes photo workshop tuition, three nights lodging at the historic Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa, Tuesday and Thursday night dinners, daily breakfast, a private daily mineral bath, walking tours of the town of Truth or Consequences, and three 4 1/2-hour guided tours of the Ted Turner’s Ladder and Armendaris Ranches.

The Package Price of these limited enrollment, all inclustive workshops is $2350.00
All Registrations before Jan15th will receive a $200.00 discount.
Contact: Jerry Courvoisier  505-670-1495  Jer@jerrycourvoisier.com

Jerry Courvoisier’s Turner Ranch Photography Workshop 

Itinerary

The following schedule is flexible to allow for spontaneous photographic opportunities and developing weather variations. The specific morning and evening ranch locations are not identified, but will be coordinated wit Ted Turner Expeditions.

Day 1
Arrive at the Historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa, home base for 4 days and 3 nights.
Hotel check-in begins at noon.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Join Jerry and a local guide for a late afternoon photowalk. Soak up the local eclectic art and architecture and tour the Hot Springs Bathhouse Historic District of the town of Truth or Consequences.

6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Welcome wine and cheese reception on the hotel balcony. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner at “The Restaurant” at the Sierra Grande Lodge. A Ted Turner Expeditions Guide will introduce the ranches with a brief presentation.

Day 2
7:00 a.m Depart for the selected Turner Ranch location with breakfast burritos.

12:00 p.m. Return to the Sierra Grande Lodge.
Lunch on your own.

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Jerry will be on hand at the Sierra Grande Conference Center to assist with downloading, cataloging, processing and printing your images.

5:00 p.m. Depart for the selected Turner Ranch location for a late afternoon/early evening photo shoot.

8:30 p.m. Return to the Sierra Grande Lodge.
Group dinner in T or C.

Day 3 

7:00 a.m Breakfast at “The Restaurant.”

8:30 a.m –4:30 Join Jerry on a morning photowalk in Truth or Consequences or explore the surrounding highlights of Sierra County. Possibilities include enjoying the spa facilities at the the Sierra Grande Lodge, visiting the ghost town of Lake Valley, NM, touring Spaceport America (reservations are required, tours begin at 9 a.m. from the Spaceport America Visitor Center in T or C) or visiting the 1916 era Elephant Butte National Register Historic District.

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Jerry will be on hand at the Sierra Grande Conference Center to assist with downloading, cataloging, processing and printing your images. 4:30 p.m. Depart for the selected Turner Ranch location for a late afternoon/early evening photo shoot. 8:30 p.m. Return to the Sierra Grande Lodge
Late dinner at “The Restaurant” at the Sierra Grande Lodge.

Day 4
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast at “The Restaurant” at the Sierra Grande Lodge.

9:00 –10:30 a.m. Gather in the Sierra Grande Conference Center with Jerry downloading, cataloging, processing and printing your images. 11:00 a.m. Celebrate your Turner Ranches experience with a brief presentation of participants’ images.

The 2017 Photography Workshops with Jerry Courvoisier are extraordinary visual experiences. The series of events and locations for 2016 are about immersing yourself in a total visual experience where you as a participant attend fantastic cultural events in amazing locations, stay in great accommodations, enjoy incredible food and wine, make great friends and enjoy the opportunity to create some of the best photographs with the help of Jerry and on location guides. These will truly be “once-in-a-lifetime “experiences, not to be missed. Enjoy capturing the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of truly engaging experience.  The photographic workshops help photographers of all levels develop the visual elements that express a sense of place. Jerry complements the visual creative experience by inspiring participants to fully experience and interact with the local environment and culture. Reservations for the Photography Workshops are limited.